The Dream Of Gerontius [DVD] 
Get £1 Off Amazon Video*
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Edward Elgar's choral masterpiece, telling the story of an ordinary man at the point of death and facing his judgement before God. This performance was broadcast from St Paul's Cathedral in London, as part of the celebrations for the Cathedral's 300th Anniversary on November 26, 1997.
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
Top Customer Reviews
I owned the Barbirolli version on LP for many years and now own it and the Britten versions on CD.
On DVD the St Paul's Cathedral version under Andrew Davis is undoubtedly the best of the three versions, and I recommend it it unreservedly. Philip Langridge as Gerontius is brilliant. Alistair Miles startlingly powerful, and Catherine Wyn Rogers superb. Andrew Davis also puts his heart and soul into it, and I don't know how his hair stays pretty much in place. The choir is well-rehearsed (unlike me!) and sings with perfection.
The Penguin guide gives it a rosette and I am glad I followed that recommendation.
A minor gripe. I had to turn the volume right up. Fortunately my machine could take it at that level without distortion. My neighbours have not complained.
Very strongly recommended.
The Dream of Gerontius is possibly one of the great choral works ever written....
There are many reviews on cd's but to see this on dvd is excellent......
I would recommend to buy this before it gets deleted...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sent to a friend in the USA as a thanks for hospitality: we are invited back so it must be good, very good. It isPublished on 17 Mar. 2013 by mikeinmacc